Meta-research evaluating redundancy and use of systematic reviews when planning new studies in health research: a scoping review

Hans Lund, Karen A. Robinson, Ane Gjerland, Hanna Nykvist, Thea Marie Drachen, Robin Christensen, Carsten Bogh Juhl, Gro Jamtvedt, Monica Nortvedt, Merete Bjerrum, Matt Westmore, Jennifer Yost & Klara Brunnhuber
Abstract Background Several studies have documented the production of wasteful research, defined as research of no scientific importance and/or not meeting societal needs. We argue that this redundancy in research may to a large degree be due to the lack of a systematic evaluation of the best available evidence and/or of studies assessing societal needs. Objectives The aim of this scoping review is to (A) identify meta-research studies evaluating if redundancy is present within biomedical...
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